Jeff McNeil, nicknamed “Squirrel” or “Flying Squirrel” and born on April 8, 1992, is an American professional baseball utility player for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.
He was selected in the 12th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft by the New York Mets. McNeil made his professional debut that summer with the Kingsport Mets, hitting.329 in 47 games after signing.
He hit.292 with three home runs, 51 RBIs, and 17 stolen bases in 117 games with the Savannah Sand Gnats and St. Lucie Mets in 2014, and.308/.369/.377 with one home run, 40 RBIs, and 16 stolen bases in 123 games with St. Lucie and Binghamton Mets in 2015. He participated in the Arizona Fall League following the 2015 season.
On July 24, 2018, McNeil was promoted to the Major Leagues. On the first pitch he saw, he earned his first Major League hit against Phil Hughes of the San Diego Padres at Citi Field.
On July 31, he hit his first Major League home run off Tanner Roark of the Washington Nationals. He batted.329/.381/.471 in 225 at bats with the Mets this season.
With a batting average of.345, he topped all MLB hitters (140 or more plate appearances) in batting average versus right-handed pitchers. McNeil got one vote in the 2018 National League Rookie of the Year Award voting, tying him with Harrison Bader and Yoshihisa Hirano for sixth place.
How Tall Is Jeff McNeil?
Mcneil is 6 feet 1 inch tall.